6 Superstition Fire and Medical District captains graduate from battalion chief academy

Six fire captains from the Superstition Fire and Medical District recently graduated from a local battalion chief academy. SFMD captains Alex Dupuis, Geof Shively, Tanner Fox, John Walka, Mark Gomez and Jeff Ehrlich graduated in a class of 55 representing several local fire departments. Hosted by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, the academy is designed […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District team deployed to California wildfire

The Superstition Fire and Medical District on Nov. 9 deployed a wildland engine crew to the Thousand Oaks area of southern California. It is the fourth time this year the SFMD wildland team has deployed members to California to assist with wildfires, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said in a release. “Although all SFMD […]

Todd House, Kathleen Ann Chamberlain elected to Superstition Fire and Medical District seats

Todd House and Kathleen Ann Chamberlain were elected to the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial voting results (last updated at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Todd House, 9,916; Kathleen Ann Chamberlain, 9,731; and Gene Gehrt, 6,229. All precincts have […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District board general election results

Three people are vying for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters live in Pinal County. Early unofficial voting results (last updated at 3:29 a.m. Nov. 7) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Todd House, 7,067; Kathleen Ann Chamberlain, 6,700; and Gene […]

Firefighters keep Apache Junction mobile home blaze from spreading to adjacent homes

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a mobile home fire around 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 100 block of South Ironwood Drive, an SFMD official said. The first unit arrived in four minutes to find a single-wide mobile home well involved with fire, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire […]

Vehicle crashes into structure Oct. 31 in Apache Junction, 3 injured, fire official says

A vehicle crashed into a structure and three people were injured in an early morning incident Oct. 31 in Apache Junction, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. SFMD was dispatched around 7:30 a.m. to the 1200 block of North Ironwood Drive, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said in a release. “Two vehicles […]

1 dead in Oct. 20 vehicle accident on SR88 north of Apache Junction

One male victim died and one was injured when the vehicle they were riding in on State Route 88 north of Apache Junction rolled 20 feet and landed on its roof, a fire official said. Superstition Fire and Medical District was dispatched Oct. 20 to the accident about six miles north of Apache Junction in […]

Fatal motor vehicle-pedestrian accident Oct. 19 in Apache Junction

A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early today on Delaware Drive in Apache Junction and has died from her injuries, police said. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Rob McDaniel, community resource coordinator for the Apache Junction Police Department, said in an e-mail. “A motorist was traveling southbound on […]

State trooper injured in Apache Junction motorcycle accident

Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics provided care for an injured Arizona Department of Pubic Safety trooper in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, a fire official said. “The trooper, a motor officer, was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Ironwood Road, just south of the (U.S. Highway) […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District offering free smoke alarms in October

The Superstition Fire and Medical District is celebrating fire and life safety the entire month of October with free smoke alarms and fire-prevention materials for residents. “Every home needs working smoke alarms. They are life-saving and can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Tina Gerola. the fire district’s community risk […]